South End Open Market Shuts Down


It looks like the plug has been pulled on a weekly outdoor gathering of food trucks, farm stands and more.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the South End Open Market is now "dead," as New England Open Markets president Chris Masci has decided to cease operations of the Sunday event--and he cites competition from other events--especially the SoWa Open Market--as being a reason for the closure. The South End Open Market actually used to be known as the SoWa Open Market and had been set up on Harrison Avenue until Masci and Mario Nicosia of GTI Properties got into a dispute, which led Masci to move the market to a temporary space last year by the nearby Ink Block, while Nicosia launched a market at the Harrison Avenue site, using the SoWa Open Market name.

Masci had been planning to move the South End Open Market to a new park under the Route 93 deck but ultimately decided to shut it down; he will continue to run a weekend market set up on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston, and several events will also take place at the new park under the highway as well.

The SoWa Open Market on Harrison Avenue will be running on both Saturdays and Sundays for the 2017 season, according to the Globe.

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